25th February

…generally looking rather odd as the publicity gurus like them for the media. magnolias in the sea magnolia in vase magnolias in the sea magnolias by the sea magnolias by…

28th October

…evil. The sea The sea But Tamarix ramoisissima flowers away regardless. It is the only autumn flowering species of the three which Burncoose offer. Tamarix ramoisissima An oyster catcher is…

13th November

…of the bay. The sea The sea The sea Two happy swans and a cormorant! swans 2015 – CHW A quick flip around the garden looking for colour in mid…

25th July

…pretty straggly even in a large pot as here. Alstroemeria ‘Summer Breeze’ Alstroemeria ‘Summer Breeze’ 2015 – CHW Yesterday we got our first proper rain for months but today is…

14th November

…and not Cornwall. Sea view Sea view The seed on hedychium is certainly impressive. The pheasants do not seem interested so perhaps poisonous. seed on hedychium seed on hedychium Mahonia…

24th February

…be out now in the tunnels but I have seen this elsewhere recently. A delicate light blue tinge. Rosemarinus officinalis ‘Severn Sea’ Rosemarinus officinalis ‘Severn Sea’ Calceolaria ‘Camden Hero’ is…

30th January

…often the case at this time of the year. beach However the sea defences and boulders have held firm so far. sea defences and boulders sea defences and boulders Sleet…

26th July

…thankfully they have not applied to Cornwall. Overcast with sea mist and a good westerly breeze. Two flowers on a magnolia which I thought was a x loebneri named form….

13th December

Lapageria rosea with its last flower. Lapageria rosea Lapageria rosea Amazingly a flower still on a common day lily (Alstroemeria) by the front door in a very sheltered position. Alstroemeria…

16th July

…of the charity which owns and runs this historic gorge leading from Shanklin to the sea. About a quarter of a mile in length and one of only two chines…